Wet Wipes vs Toilet Paper – the debate
There is plenty of healthy debate surrounding the wet wipes vs toilet paper debate. And while ultimately it comes down to personal preference we have decided to weigh in on the debate, but on the side of wet wipes. And here is why.
Wet Wipes – the pros
A packet of wet wipes in your bags means you are ready for any emergency. Toilet paper in a public bathroom is not always a given, but with a packet of wet wipes in your bag, you need never be caught out again.
And this is the thing about wet wipes, they come in handy packaging – be it single use size, or a slightly bigger version for those who need more wipes at all times. They can be slipped into any bag, even a pocket – this isn’t something we recommend trying with a toilet roll.
Wet wipes can be used for anything. Spills, dirty hands or just needing a quick refresh and sanitization after touching public surfaces. They are absorbable and often designed with antibacterial ingredients. They clean and sanitize. We are not so sure toilet paper possesses the same sort of powers. In fact we know it doesn’t.
So this is usually where the controversy lies in the whole wet wipes vs toilet paper debate – the flushability element. And yes, when it comes to flushing non-flushable wipes there are a host of problems associated with this that can cause a lot of damage. In that respect toilet paper is the better choice.
But when it comes to truly flushable wipes – like those using an advanced technology such as Hydrofine – pioneered by flushable wipes manufacturers, Albaad, the wipes win. Truly flushable wipes are completely biodegradable (and designed to be so) and they are able to pass through wastewater systems with ease. They don’t create blockages. A wipe that passes the international Flushability Standards, is just that, flushable.
Comfort and Hygiene
Ultimately however the whole wet wipes vs toilet paper debate rests on comfort and hygiene. People are looking for comfort – and wet wipes deliver that. Wet wipes can be completely customized to meet a consumer’s comfort needs, from their size and shape, to their ingredients and fragrance (if any).
When it comes to putting hygiene first we think wet wipes win it again. They can be produced with antibacterial ingredients, or wholly natural ingredients that are known to have cleansing and disinfecting properties.
But what wet wipes really deliver is that combination of comfort and hygiene. This is what makes them the ultimate solution. And while we appreciate the amount of time toilet paper has been around for, nothing beats the comfort and convenience of a wet wipe.